Evangeline Lilly

  1. Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns, 2005.
  2. Adrianne Palicki. Wonder Woman, TV, 2011.    The DC comicbook heroine had not been seen on screens since Lynda Carter ended her four year ABC reign in 1979.  Time  then, said Warner, for a new movie about  the beautiful superhuman Amazon warrior Princess Diana of Themysacira, her Lasso of Truth, her indestructible bracelets and (honest) her invisible plane.  With who…? Across a decade of plans by producers as diverse as Joel Silver (so wrong) and Joss Whedon (so right), 24 beauties were in the frame: from Evangeline and  Madonna to Whedon’s favourite, Cobie Smulders. Then, the film morphed  into an updated TV series by David E Kelley – dead after the rushed pilot. Palicki was the sole actress considered for TV; she was previously seen by George Miller for WW in his aborted Justice League in 2008. “Wonder Woman was my favourite superhero as a little girl, ” said Lilly. “I still have a huge girl crush on Wonder Woman, I think she’s amazing.”
  3. Keira Knightley, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2012.       Tom Clancy’s CIAnalyst hero, Jack Ryan, has been around since The Hunt For Red October,  1989. Time, then, for a third reboot… Following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Foed and Ben Affleck, young Chris Pine became the fourth Ryan. Also in the mix for his surgeon wife, Cathy, were Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Felicity Jones.
  4. Sienna Miller, American Sniper, 2014.   For what proved his biggest box-office success (at 84!), director Clint Eastwood looked at Lilly, Jamie Alexander and Kata Mara for Tara, the wife of his real-life Navy Seal hero Chris Kyle, before settling on Miller.   Tara felt Sandra Bullock would be better than a Brit, before getting to know Miller in numerous Skype calls. Lilly  preferred entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe  with Ant Man.

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